Othona Bradwell is located in a beautiful coastal area of Essex, right on the estuary of the River Blackwater. Most visitors arrive by road or rail. Please take a look at the map below and then follow the directions underneath.
First-time visitors should consult a map. Here are directions from the A12, which joins the M25 junction 28. From leaving the A12 to arriving at Othona is 25 miles of country roads & takes around 1 hour:
From A12 junction 18 (signed Chelmsford Park & Ride) take the A414 towards Maldon. Follow the A414 through Danbury until you reach a roundabout with Latchingdon signed straight ahead. Continue past New Hall vineyard to Latchingdon (B1010, later B1018) and, at the end of this village, take the first exit at a mini-roundabout, which is signed for Bradwell-on-Sea and Eastland Meadows Caravan Park. The road twists for 10 miles passing Mayland, Steeple and St Lawrence. After entering Bradwell-on-Sea, join the B1021 from Southminster and Tillingham and, almost immediately, turn right at the AMP Waterside garage, signed Bradwell Village. At St Thomas church in the centre of Bradwell Village, turn right into East End Road and continue for about 1.5 miles, passing The Cricketers pub and Eastland Meadows Caravan Park. Turn left into East Hall Farm, which has a pond at the front. Turn right, round the back of the farmhouse, and continue to the end of the single-track tarmacked road where you will find the Community car park. Plenty of parking is available for vehicles. Please follow the one-way signs to enter and exit the car park.
By public transport
Southminster station is approx 10 miles from Othona. Trains to Southminster depart from London Liverpool Street, and usually involve a change at Wickford. Plan your journey: www.nationalrail.co.uk.
A bus - the D4 (operated by Stephensons of Essex / 01702 541 511) - connects Southminster station and the King's Head pub in Bradwell village (a 15-20 minute journey, cost currently £4). NB the pub is currently closed - the alighting point is opposite St Thomas Anglican church, near the junction of South Street/High Street and East End Road. If in doubt, do ask the bus driver who will be able to tell you.
Mondays-Fridays you can catch the D4 from Southminster at the following times: 09:54, 11:54, 13:34, 16:53, 17:45 & 18:40. On Saturdays you can catch the D4 bus from Southminster at the folowing times: 09:51, 11:51, 13:51 & 15:51. There is no service on Sundays, nor on Bank Holidays.
A second bus - the D1 - connects Maldon and Bradwell.
Local taxi company: a2b taxis 01621 773 421
If you require a lift from the station or bus stop, you must contact us before the day of your arrival. Please don't arrive by train and then phone us for a lift - you may face a long walk, or expensive taxi journey!